SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a 15-3 defeat at the hands of Delaware Valley team 15-3, a game in which only sophomores Mike Kanarek (two goals) and Anthony Apicella (one goal) were able to put anything on the board, the Bulldogs re-grouped.
The squad put together back to back conference wins against Newark Eastside and Saddle Brook to improve their record to 4-2 (4-0 in Conference).
The Eastside game saw the return of sophomore goalie Nick Stampoulos, who had five saves on the day in route to a 14-0 shut out win.
Robert Spagnola (three goals), Adam Weinstein (two goals, one assist), and Gavin Dzikowski (two goals, one assist) led the offense with three points each while juniors Jack Pleve and Jovanni Salcfas led the team in group balls with seven each. Freshman Ian McLeer, and Ian Kaesshaefer each had 2 points.
Anthony Apicella, Evan Berkowitz, Kyle Guerreiro, Daniel Pozolante, Salcfas, and Jeremy Torres all chipped in with a point as well.
On Wednesday, playing in their inaugural game on the Dayton Turf Field, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead behind a Spagnola (three goals) goal on a pass from Weinstein (one goal, one assist). Dayton was also helped by a defensive goal from sophomore Cole Kebea, and an unassisted goal by Salcfas (one goal, one assist).
Highlighting the half was the continued goalie play of Stampolous who had 16 saves while allowing only two goals, as he improved to 2-0.
The second quarter saw sophomore Joe Grzybowski score a point on an assist to Spagnola to bring the half time score to 4-1. Spagnola, Kaesshaefer, and Weinstein would all score a goal to extend the lead and hold the Saddle Brook run as the opposition scored four unanswered goals to end the game at 7-5.
Salcfas again led the ground game with seven ground balls followed by Kebea and Kanarek with six each.
Dayton remains undefeated in Conference play at 4-0, but will host an out-of-conference and undefeated team in Cranford today at FMG school in a 4:00 p.m. start.